Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine is a practitioner who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and has met the certification requirements for both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbology as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information, about the Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, please visit the NCCAOM Website.
California State LicensedA Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California operates as medical Primary Care Provider. It is within my scope of practice to provide the following care: acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, tui na (Asian massage), the use of Chinese Herbs and nutritional supplements.
Master of Science Traditional Oriental Medicine
As a graduate of a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine program I have completed 191 units and over 3,500 credit hours of theory and clininal practice devoted to the care and skill of patient care with an emphasis in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and fundamental Western Medical concepts. This ensures the patient has the benefit of having a provider that interfaces in both an Eastern and Western Medical paradigm, to get the most out of their health care experience.